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Engineering Maintenance Manager

  • £55,000 - £60,000
  • Permanent
  • London, UK
  • 19218
The Estates of the Royal Opera House comprises three buildings: the main site in Covent Garden includes a 2,000+ seated theatre which dates from 1858, and redeveloped stage and newly developed rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, workshops offices and ancillary spaces sating from a large-scale capital project completed in 1999, and a second theatre and refreshed front of house spaces delivered via the Open Project in 2018. The ROH’s Production Workshop and Costume Centre are located in Thurrock, Essex and a 14,000m2 sore in Aberdare, Wales.

Together the facilities enable the organisation to deliver a complex and busy production schedule and support the work of 1,000s staff, artists and creative people to stage opera and ballet to exacting standards. 

The Engineering Maintenance Manager will manage an in-house Engineering team and 3rd party specialist contractors in the delivery and implementation of the planned preventative maintenance and emergency reactive maintenance across all Royal Opera House sites. The incumbent will provide leadership and manage the engineering team to be customer-focused by developing a positive image and reputation for delivery of services provided.

We are seeking an individual with proven experience of leading engineering maintenance teams across a comparable, live, operational complex estate portfolio’s. The role calls for an individual with exceptional stakeholder engagement who is proactive and engaging in approach.

This role offers an engineering professional the chance to take up a role across a truly unique, world-leading performing arts venue in Covent Garden. The candidate brochure can be viewed here.

For a confidential discussion contact our advisor Matthew Giles ( or at MRG on 0203 962 9900.  Applications should consist of a CV and Cover Letter and should be sent to 

The closing date for applications is the 7th of July.  

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We welcome applications from those who are currently under represented in our workforce; in particular those who are ethnically diverse and/or disabled.  As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.  

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK. 

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